Polyglots, hyperglots, and language, oh my!

Posted on July 23, 2014 by
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When you enter the world of language learning, before too long you will start to hear some interesting words. Someone may ask if you are a polyglot,or a hyperglot. They might inquire as to your motivation behind learning a language. This blog offers some simple definitions to help you navigate the vocabulary of language learning […]



Words Missing In The English Language

Posted on June 19, 2014 by
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Have you ever tested your native language and felt that it was lacking? Sometimes one word says it all and sometimes one word is well, lacking that full oomph that you need to make a point, express an emotion or describe a situation. Recently, my husband and I celebrated a wedding anniversary. While trying to […]



Pondering Unwritten Languages

Posted on June 5, 2014 by
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Today I opened a favorite book and began to read. As far as opening sentences go for blog posts, that’s probably not the most shocking. It’s kind of like what happens on Facebook when you scroll through the statuses of your friends. You usually find out someone has just eaten a corndog, is headed home […]



Ben Franklin The Linguist

Posted on May 29, 2014 by
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Ben Franklin was an inventor, a political leader, a scientist and a writer. He dabbled in electricity, mathematics and cartography. If you wear bifocals you can thank Ben Franklin who invented the spectacles in 1784 for his own personal use. He also made small edits to the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. With […]



6 Must See Sites In Portugal

Posted on May 27, 2014 by
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Ah, Portugal! It is a beautiful country full of breathtaking sites. Here are our top 6 must-see sites when using your amazing Portuguese language skills to explore the country: 1. Ericeira: No visit to Portugal is complete without an oceanside view. If you venture to the western coast of Portugal, you will find Ericeira. The community […]



Italian For Travelers

Posted on May 22, 2014 by
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The Italian language is filled with little nuances and idiosyncrasies yet if you are looking for survival phrases it is a relatively easy language to get around with minimal proficiency. We’ve tried to think through the basic phrases that a foreign traveler would need for an Italian vacation. Even if you are not mastering the […]



Common mistakes when learning German

Posted on May 20, 2014 by
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Foreigners studying German find that it is a difficult language because of its large, complicated set of grammar, spelling and pronunciation rules, and lack of any apparent rules in some cases. It is alright for them to make mistakes; this in fact helps them pick up the language faster. A list of common mistakes that […]



The Best of Paris

Posted on May 15, 2014 by
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What are some hot spots in Paris? I’m so glad you ask. I love France and I can’t wait to go back. Paris, of course, is a favorite of mine. There are so many thing to do and see. What’s one to do?! I didn’t have enough time when I was there, and I only […]



Free Ways To Teach Your Children About Language and Culture

Posted on May 13, 2014 by
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As someone who enjoys different cultures it is important that I pass down this same sense of respect and excitement to my children. Even though we live in a large and very diverse metropolis, I want to make sure that I intentionally help them soak up language and culture. As a parent, diversity and global […]



How to get around China

Posted on May 8, 2014 by
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Well hello there my friend! So nice to see you. Are you ready for your big trip to China? Whoa, calm down! No need to fret over not knowing how to get around. I can help you out… but you need to relax and just listen up. Let’s pretend we are walking about the streets […]



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